>I Want to Be Queen!

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Is that so wrong?
 
 
Meeting the Queen From NPR

Should you have the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the U.S ., don't panic. Here are some etiquette tips that will see you through the encounter in fine form.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN THE QUEEN ENTERS THE ROOM?
Rise and remain standing. If you make eye contact, it's okay to smile. But don't just stroll over and introduce yourself. A host will do that.
So, I'd need to have a host (I'd rather have a hostess.) with me at all times. I could deal with that 80% of the time.

DO I NEED TO BOW OR CURTSEY?
No. Americans are not expected to show such courtesy but are free to do so. Should you choose to, men bow their head only, dropping from the neck. Women perform a slight curtsy, placing the right foot behind the left heel and slightly bending the knees.
I would expect this from all Americans. Maybe not from my hostess though.
MAY I SHAKE THE QUEEN'S HAND?
Yes, but wait for the queen to offer her hand first. And, suggests Britain's Guardian newspaper, "Try to refrain from vigorously pumping the royal arm; a brief touch is preferred."
I could deal with traditional American handshakes. Though, having my gloved hand kissed occasionally might be fun.

HOW DO I REFER TO THE QUEEN?
As "Your Majesty" on first being introduced and subsequently as "Ma'am." Lower nobility, such as her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, are referred to as "Your Highness" at first and subsequently "Sir." Refrain from using cute nicknames for members of the royal family.
And, I'd ask people to call me "Goddess M" on first reference. 😉

WHAT SHOULD I TALK ABOUT WITH THE QUEEN?
Feel free to make small talk or discuss topics in the news, but let the queen steer the conversation. And keep your comments brief.
This is my primary motivator in my quest to be Queen.
 
HOW SHOULD I EAT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE QUEEN?
Gracefully. Don't eat too quickly. Don't swig water directly from plastic bottles. When the queen stops eating, so should you. But do enjoy your meal.
Vegetarian fare.
 
Oh well, maybe next lifetime.
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One response to “>I Want to Be Queen!

  1. >Would you really want to be queen? No body—-looking you in the eyeor….giving you a hug… Not me!

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